The weekend saw me take a quick overnight trip to Melbourne to listen to the inspirational speaker Carla Rinaldi about the Reggio Emilia Approach. Carla worked closely for many years with Loris Malaguzzi (the founder of the approach). The purpose of the conference was to provoke our thinking on how to connect children’s experiences of learning, thinking, understanding and expressing themselves.
So a few months have passed since the last post. I get caught up in what I am doing and then putting it into words on a blog can be a challenge. I know this is an area I need to work on harder.
What have we done since our launch……………………
Well, here at Kelmscott childcare centre we have been focusing on our engagement with the local community, it has been great fun, the children have gained a lot through the process as has the local community. You can see a few snippets of the activities we have been involved in below, its all about child care in the community.
Kelmscott High School in the community
The Music students and their Teacher from Kelmscott Senior High school were invited to the centre to sing to the children. They brought along the piano and a guitar. We had so much fun listening to the talented students singing and then they asked the children to sing their favourite songs. The teacher soon picked up the tune so we could sing with music.
Tony Buti MLA in the community
We invited Tony Buti MLA to read a story to the children called Possum Magic, he captured the children who sat so quietly listening to him .
Southside Care in the community.
This is a presentation to Tracy from Southside Care. They are a local organisation who distribute food to the needy. The toddler children collaged a box with food pictures and used it to collect the food which had been donated by the children and families.
Kelmscott Child Care in the Community
A little article in the community news paper talking about some of our activities from childcare week.
Sadly 3 years ago a beautiful little girl from one of the Acacia Hill centres passed away from childhood cancer, our Daycare Angel. Imogen fought a tough battle and was given her Angel wings on 1st May 2010. Since Imogen’s passing her mum has worked tirelessly to give back to those who helped them. Fiona (Imogen’s mum) would like your help by purchasing one of her ‘ladybirds’ for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation.
As well as the experiences that can be provided for your children in childcare, there are many family activities that include fun, laughter and play and many free or at little cost. These would be great activities for child care children
Activities for child care children in CITY WEST
Toddlerfest 2013 – Toddlers get ready – for two weeks in February Scitech will be your exclusive playground!
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Activities for child care children in JOONDALUP
Kids Cushion Concert – Join Echo the Gecko and his merry band of musicians, WASO’s
Education Chamber Orchestra (EChO),
It is about this time of year when many people start to think about what childcare options are available to them. Jumping on line and typing in “childcare” to your favourite search engine can present you with a very scary list of options. Below i will outline the top 5 childcare options with a few of the pros and cons for each. (more…)